involved in the Fair Lawn School District, like every mom, when her first child
steps foot into kindergarten.
not do enough to enrich my children’s education. I became
friends with many people and those people have influenced my life enormously.
on every School PTO/PTA my children attended. Westmoreland,
Memorial and the High School. I became interested in an organization in the district called
FLARE (Fair Lawn Association for Responsible Education) in Westmoreland, simply
because no one would fill the position, so I said sure sign me up. That was
the beginning of a learning experience unlike any other.
was responsible for getting out the budget vote. When I
first joined the organization, we poll watched for the budget election to
assure that we would pass our school budgets. We were
the organization that educated the taxpayer on why passing the school budget
each year was critical to our children’s future.
became involved on a different level of FLARE. I joined
PTA Council as 2ndVice President to run FLARE for the entire
district. That was a monumental task and I worked endless hours preparing
for the budget election vote every April.
I sat in
on Board of Education meetings for many years and saw how my input to board
members really could make a difference. I grew to respect our Administration and our Board of Education
for the love they had for the children of Fair Lawn.
found myself wanting to be on the other side of that table to see what else I
could do for the education of our children. It was a
served on the board for 8 years and will be up for re-election in 2016. I serve
on each negotiating team for each bargaining unit. I am Chair
of the Athletic Committee, and the Special Education Committee.
serve as Board of Education representative for the Fair Lawn High School Hall
of Fame and Fair Lawn High School Parents for Athletics.
volunteer service to the District of Fair Lawn has taken many different turns,
all for the benefit of our children in Fair Lawn. I will
continue to put the children of Fair Lawn first for as long as I am elected to
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